At the recent College Board’s ‘India Global Higher Education Alliance’ symposium in Bangalore, SRM AP Director, Admissions Rupesh Bisht received the membership plaque from Linda Liu, Vice President, International, The College Board – the US based institution behind the SAT.
With this membership SRM AP joins a distinguished group of institutions in India and abroad (including Ashoka University, Columbia University and University of Cambridge) in adopting the SAT as a benchmark in the admissions processes. “As a founding member of the India Global Higher Education Alliance we will collectively shape the agenda of inclusivity and access to high quality higher education in India, says Rupesh Bisht. “SAT scores have proven predictive validity of student performance and we intend to use these as an admissions criterion in addition to our SRMJEEE test.”
At this event, leaders from the Alliance’s member universities gathered with prominent experts from the World Bank, Brookings India, Manipal Education Group and the Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia (CHERA) to foster collaboration and the sharing of global best practices to advance access and excellence in higher education.
Some of the initiatives discussed: providing high quality education at the scale needed to meet India’s demands, increasing autonomy at leading universities, connecting university researchers to India’s national laboratories, the need to shift away from lecture-based classes to more project-based coursework and a call for institutions to put students at the top of their priority list.